1. Community Dialogue: Open to Members and the Public!
Presented by the LWV CVA Natural Resources Committee
“Navigating the Maze of Our Community’s Growth”
David Shreve, former UVa Professor of Economic History
Bruce Dotson, UVa Professor in the Department of Urban
and Environmental Planning
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
11:30 am to 1:30 pm --
Speakers begin promptly at noon
Speakers begin promptly at noon
City Council Chambers in Charlottesville City Hall
605 East Main Street, adjacent to Parking Garage , 2 hour parking
, 2 hour parking validation available
Box Lunches ($10) available—please reserve in advance
by calling the office, 970-1707, by Monday, February 8
Communities develop and redevelop. Change can have both good and bad effects. Growth can provide needed improvements for a community, but also deplete precious natural resources. The almost impossible challenge for communities worldwide is how to grow while at the same time minimizing economic, environmental, and social costs. At our local level we need complete, accurate information in order to make wise and effective growth decisions. The February LWV CVA Community Dialogue speakers will help us understand concepts related to development issues so that we can begin to clearly evaluate growth proposals. We will consider these questions:
· How can we measure a community’s quality of life so that we will know what needs to be changed and what need not be changed?
· What are the ramifications of state level requirements on growth? Are there examples of other communities in Virginia to be followed that have grown their way to a better quality of life?
· Can we make growth pay for itself so that it does not have a negative impact on the county or city budget?
· How will growth or any specific development help correct the problems we have at our current size?
Join us on Tuesday, February 9, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm in City Council Chambers of the Charlottesville City Hall, 605 East Main Street with parking next door in the parking garage--be sure to have your parking ticket validated for two-hour parking. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about what to expect from growth and some warnings about unintended negative side effects. It also will make us aware of the extent to which a Comprehensive Plan deals with growth’s many complicated aspects. Our guest speakers, David Shreve, former professor of economic history at UVA, and Bruce Dotson, Professor in the Department of Urban and Environmental Planning at UVA, will guide us through these complex issues. For further information about this Community Dialogue, contact Linda Goodling, 296-9865.
Box lunches ($10) available—please reserve in advance by calling the office, 970-1707, by Monday, February 8.
2. OneVirginia 2021 Event: Evening of Wine and Conversations.
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 5:30-7:30 pm.
Meriwether Springs Vineyard, 1040 Owensville Rd., Charlottesville.
Our League is a partner and supports the educational (501 3c) division of OneVirginia2021. We have pushed for fair redistricting for ages. Make February 9 League Day on your calendar: attend our Community Dialogue at 11:30 am and this event at 5:30 to show support for fair redistricting. For more information, contact Kerin Yates, 964-1840.